Warrior Rule in Japan

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Japan's political history was dominated by the struggle of competing leagues of fighting men from the 12th to the 19th century. Tracing the development of warrior rule and dominance, this volume brings together selected chapters from Volumes 3 and 4 of The Cambridge History of Japan.
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"...an impressive bosy of work based on a sound use of primary sources and sophisticated analysis." Brij Tankha, The Medieval History Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521482394
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Kamakura bakufu 1
The background to the Gempei War 2
The Gempei War 7
The Gempei aftermath: jito and shugo 14
The road to Jokyu 21
The Jokyu disturbance and its aftermath 25
Bakufu governance 29
Shugo and jito 35
The bakufu at mid-century 42
2 The decline of the Kamakura bakufu 44
The Mongol invasions and the Kamakura bakufu 47
Japan after the Mongol wars 64
The fall of the Kamakura bakufu 76
3 The Muromachi bakufu 91
The rise of the Ashikaga house 93
The founding of the Muromachi bakufu 99
The path to Ashikaga legitimacy 105
Shogun, shugo, and provincial administration 109
The Muromachi distribution of power 117
The Muromachi bakufu: instruments of administration and enforcement 127
Bakufu fiscal and manpower supports 135
The last hundred years 141
4 The bakuhan system 147
The Tokugawa house and its rise to power 149
Formation of the Edo bakufu 164
The bakuhan power structure 169
The Edo shogunate: the authority structure 175
Bakufu organization 180
5 The han 202
The han and central control, 1600-1651 210
The han and central control after 1651 220
Han finances 232
Han politics 244
Bibliography 255
Glossary-index 271
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